Joseph Mobilio

5 January 1911–11 January 2002 (Age 91)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Mobilio was born on 5 January 1911, in New York City, New York, United States. He died on 11 January 2002, in Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91.

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Joseph Mobilio
1911–2002
Marie Manzoni
1915–1964

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World Events (3)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913

Age 2

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 2

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

Italian: altered form of Mabilia, from the old female personal name Mabile, from Latin Amabilis.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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